Market Common Dogs soggy naps

In Which a Nap Becomes a Soggy Surprise

Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of Market Common.  Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members get the most out of life along side their human companions.  Here, we’ll feature his reflections on what it’s like to be a dashing downtown doggie, as he reminds all of us how to play well together.  

This month, Charlie dozes off on a languid day and reaps his reward.

“Oh June! It’s one of my most favorite months in the Market Common.  I know I make that reflection often about many months, but it always feels true for me in the moment, and so my observation holds firm.

The warmth of the air, the sun overhead, and the balmy sea breeze gently wafting this way from the ocean, beckon me out of doors, down the street, and onto a nice patch of oh-so-green grass in the Market Common where I can lay on my back and roll around like a free dog before my hectic day and the pressures of being the most famous doggie (or at least, the most articulate one) in the Market Common begin.

And now, with our transition from the Insider at the Market Common to the Coastal Insider this month, I have an even greater responsibility to help steer the ship of this publication community-wards, since my voice will be heard all along the Grand Strand (which translates to more fans and followers).  Ah me!  How the spotlight of fame does take its toll on one.  Good thing I can still carve out “me time” to rest and recharge.  We all need self-love.

For me, most days I feed that by looking at the sky.  Just look at that robin’s blue color!  Not a cloud insight.  Perfect in its clarity.  I’m so peaceful lying here I could just doze off right now….. perhaps….a little …. nap….. before …… my duties commence………..ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz.


ARRRGG!  What ho!!  Where did all this water come from?!  Egads, it’s a flood!  I’m drowning, and if I’m drowning, then other animals must be too!  There’s water everywhere.  The world is ending!  I should build an ark, just like Noah did, and then I can put all my dog bones in it as well as my bunny and squirrel friends so we’ll be safe.  I wonder what I should use for oars?!  I wonder if there’s still time?! …..


I wonder….I wonder if…. other people have the same reaction as me when they get caught in the automatic sprinkler system while taking a nap?

I suppose it’s the one peril in the otherwise perfection of this month.

Until next time,

P.S. Follow me on Facebook @CharlieParkersCorner and on Instagram @charlieparkerscorner to keep up with all my latest news.

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